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by Chr$
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: BJ The Return, code entry
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: BJ The Return, code entry

Gotcha. Well if anyone ever sees this with an original copy - please let me know if your cartridge date or code chart (with 167663 top left) is different to mine! In the mean time I will try my mdv on a BBQL in standard form and see how that goes.
by Chr$
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: BJ The Return, code entry
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: BJ The Return, code entry

Andrew wrote:I just used the game that Rich sent me

On qemulator? But it should ask for a code when it starts, unless you have a different mdv image. I didn't think there was a cracked one.
by Chr$
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: BJ The Return, code entry
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: BJ The Return, code entry

The back of the inlay is empty and the front has no grid of letters and numbers What is the date on your cartridge label? And did it ever work for you? I assume the original cart is non functioning by now? Perhaps your code grid was a separate insert. This is mine, deliberately blurred because we d...
by Chr$
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: BJ The Return, code entry
Replies: 9
Views: 215

BJ The Return, code entry

Does anyone remember the code protection entry process for the game BJ Returns? I have the original: 20200324_123344_resized.jpg On the inside of the cassette box inlay there is a label containing a big grid of letters and numbers. The Y axis is upper case A to O and the X axis is upper case A to Z ...
by Chr$
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ZX81 BASIC
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: ZX81 BASIC

I've recovered some old ZX81 tapes in the past by recording the audio as a wav, then loading them into the emulator '81' and from there saving is as .p (or a much better quality wav file if I want to actually load it on a real ZX81). It isn't immediately obvious how to do it, but it works. From memo...
by Chr$
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Fitting a Minerva EEPROM to a Issue 5 QL
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Fitting a Minerva EEPROM to a Issue 5 QL

Have you seen these from Vitaliy in Russia? https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/sinclair-ql-rom-swicher-%28-minerva-etc-%29-with-external-switches-30375 I have them in my working QL's. Plug and play with no faff and really not that expensive. I don't have the adapter to program them and I need...
by Chr$
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello form NE England
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Hello form NE England

Welcome to the big learning curve!
by Chr$
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Unable to format microdrives
Replies: 36
Views: 1192

Re: Unable to format microdrives

Hi Bytesguy BTW - when using the ZX units with a QL, be mindful that the state of the WP tab/presence of sticky-tape will make NO difference to the QL's abiility to write to the cartridge! The QL will write and erase-away, blissfully unaware that it shouldn't :-) I didn't know that! That tip is goi...
by Chr$
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Unable to format microdrives
Replies: 36
Views: 1192

Re: Unable to format microdrives

I suppose at least this rules out faults in the microdrive units themselves? Possibly not, as I believe there are a lot of ZX Microdrives that don't work when connected to a QL. I managed to get one working first time, but there is a long thread here about people having all kinds of trouble getting...
by Chr$
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 199
Views: 18640

Re: Today I Received...

At least it was free? Within Germany it's allowed to attach the bill for the lawyer's time to it (usually a few hundred EUR), so of course this became an industry of its own, especially regarding file sharing. Jochen once got one of these because he wrote "insured delivery" in his eBay au...